Reducing the quantity of packaging
The quantity of waste generated by packaging can be reduced by limiting the quantity of materials used for each package. Companies can opt for more sustainable or more recyclable materials, whilst still guaranteeing that the packaging works effectively.
Limiting the use of new resources
Incorporating recycled materials in the manufacturing of packaging reduces the quantity of new resources required. Recycled materials can be obtained from consumer or industrial waste, which avoids producing new materials.
Certain types of packaging can be used several times before being recycled or eliminated. They can be incorporated into a rental or deposit model, recovered after use and returned to circulation. Certain companies offer a sub-contracted deposit management system to deal with recovery and cleaning.
Packaging can be chosen based on its potential for recycling, through cooperations that guarantee optimum sorting of end-of-life packaging and re-routing to the appropriate sorting centres. Certain types of packaging can be composted, or even eaten!
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